It’s debatable that dying your hair causes birth defects for they haven’t been proven safe or unsafe. However for some women the question if you should dye your hair while pregnant seems to come up as soon as the roots start popping up. I know the Beauty Editor at my office says not to unless you are a few months in and the scalp isn’t touch. Also, when you set up the appointment ask the salon what dyes they use and if they regularly service pregnant women. I had the itch to highlight my hair while in my last trimester, I chose a high end salon that uses European brands since Europe sets strict limits on chemicals. The chi chi salons take the time to do your hair well, at least this has been my experience, when I called the salon they asked me many questions before they booked me. The highlights were a fortune and as you know I now do my own highlights but when expecting I believe you leave it to the experts.
The following safety tips from American Pregnancy should be followed when chemically treating your hair: